posted on Jan, 30 2011 @ 03:53 PM
Originally posted by jetflock
Disclosure, nah. Some kid will join thinking he is going out into space when all he will be doing is mopping the deck.
Well, you can be the slight debunker, but the US Space Force is operational and involves all of the services, including proportionally the army and
the Marines. For a breakdown of how it was formed, and structured, see Military Space Forces: The Next Fifty Years. (ISBN 0-08-037432-8) Completed
back in the Star War days of 1989, it gives a comprehensive view of how the space force was being built. It clearly explains what its mission is.
And that is to control all space within the Moon's orbit, not to mention the Moon itself.
Sea power is doomed to become a second-class tool of war. Everything sitting out there in that virtually two-dimensional sea is a setting duck. The
bigger, the more so. With ships in space, you can throw down nothing more sophisticated than large boulders to take out a flat top. But you don't
even need to go to that extreme. Killer rockets (land, sea and air based) are the current biggest bane of any ship at sea. Ship-board interception
systems of anti-rocket rockets, 20 and 30mm multi-cannon and even lasers are insufficient for safe-guarding a ship from a determined enemy. Space
superiority is the key to winning large-scale warfare today, and if you hold the high ground, the game is yours.
And if you think the winding up of our pathetic shuttle program is the end of our manned space efforts, think again. There be triangles out there..